Israel to Allow Gaza ‘Limited’ Export of Farm Produce

Israel to Allow Gaza ‘Limited’ Export of Farm Produce

Israel announced on Sunday that it will allow the “limited export” of farm produce from Gaza, one month after an 11-day conflict ended with a ceasefire with the enclave’s Hamas rulers.

 

The crowded Mediterranean territory, home to around two million Palestinians, has been under an Israeli blockade since 2007.
Since last month’s intense violence, Gaza’s farmers have been unable to export goods as usual, resulting in a glut of produce such as tomatoes and strawberries, driving down prices.

“Limited export of agricultural produce from the Gaza Strip” will begin Monday, said COGAT in a statement, the Israeli military body that administers civilian affairs in Palestinian territories.
It added that “this civilian measure, which was approved by the political echelon, is conditional upon the preservation of security stability”.

Through the Kerem Shalom border, goods will be allowed out of Gaza Strip.
The fragile ceasefire that ended 11-days of air strikes by Israel and rockets fired from Gaza came into place on May 21.

According to Gaza authorities, the conflict killed 260 Palestinians, including some fighters.
In Israel, 13 people were killed, including a soldier, by rockets fired from Gaza, the police and army said.

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